Mermaids are a beloved part of pop culture. From fairy tales to annual parades, these mythical beauties enchant kids as well as teens. If you are looking for the perfect theme for a teen party, mermaids are the perfect solution. It gives you a lot of freedom and is sure to inspire a great deal of creativity. Ask for your teen's input and get busy planning a mermaid party.
Choose a Poolside Location
Mermaids and water go together like parties and cake. Make sure you have all of the above at your mermaid party. A swimming pool should be the centerpiece for the party. Whether it's a home swimming pool, a small neighborhood pool, or a large pool at a swanky hotel, be sure there will be availability before going forward with the party planning. Since you're teen's party is sure to mix kids and water, make sure it will be survived for safety as well.
Any mermaid gathering is sure to make a splash when it takes the form of a costume party. This gives teen girls a chance to dress up in fun mermaid swimwear costumes. Be sure to include the fact that costumes are encouraged as part of the invitation. Also, include suggestions for where guests may find a mermaid swimming suit or even a mermaid tail for the pool. Overall, the mermaid theme works best if everyone comes in costume.
Show Mermaid-Themed Films
Screen movies as part of the mermaid party. You may have an outdoor screening where kids can gather around the side of the pool or even enjoy the cool water of the pool during the movie. If you don't want to host it outside, show the movies during a break from swimming when it's time to enjoy lunch or cut the birthday cake. Some mermaid-themed films you may want to screen include:
- The Little Mermaid
- Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
All these films are age-appropriate for teenagers and show a whimsical, fun side to the mermaid life.
Serve Sea-Themed Refreshments
Depending on when your teen's mermaid party is being held, you can serve a sea-themed lunch, dinner, or snack. Serve blue or green punch and other beverages to represent the sea. Some foods that would be ideal for the theme include:
- Seaweed salad
- Starfish-shaped sandwiches
- Shall-shaped chocolates
- Blueberry cupcakes with sand-colored icing
Finally, keep in mind that your party can be as low-key or as fancy as you want it to be. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a mermaid costume, invite your teen's friends, and enjoy all the ways life is better under the sea!